On the night of November 28th, the second round of group stage of the 2022 Fifa World cup concluded, determining that Brazil and Portugal would advance to the round of eight along with France. Wintop covers every game and every goal for you.
The first three teams enter the 1/8 round of the World Cup
Not only do Brazil, Portugal, and France guarantee themselves a spot in the round of 16, whilst over for Qatar and Canada. During the final round from November 29 to December 2, the last 27 teams will battle for the last 13 spots.
All that’s needed for Brazil and Portugal to avoid playing in the round of sixteen is a tie in the last match.
Also, it’s not likely that France will let go of first place in Group D, thus they can probably go on without having to face off against Argentina. If Lionel Messi and his Argentinian squad want to top Group C, they must beat Poland in their last game.
Group stage play at the 2022 Fifa World cup is heating up in its penultimate round. Four years ago, in Russia, six teams: Uruguay, Russia, France, Croatia, Belgium, and England were assured of an early group knockout stage.
These teams advanced to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018. In addition, following the first two rounds of group play, eight teams: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Peru, Costa Rica, Tunisia, Panama, and Poland were knocked out of the competition.
At the moment only Poland, Morocco, and Brazil have yet to concede in the 2022 World Cup. Brazil has not let the other team score even once, thus Alisson Becker hasn’t had to make a save. After France in 1998, they are just the second team to win the World Cup in two legs.
Mexico, Tunisia, and Uruguay are the only teams in the tournament that haven’t scored a goal. They are now in last place. Only Costa Rica has attempted less than 12 shots, but with a win against Germany in the final Group E match, they will advance.
Top Goal-Scorers: Race for the Golden Boot
When no player has totally shattered expectations as Harry Kane did in the past, the competition for “Top scorer” becomes all the more intriguing!
Enner Valencia and Kylian Mbappe have scored three goals each to take the lead this time, while 12 other players are close behind with two goals each.
There has been just one game played in the 2022 Fifa World Cup, but Neymar has already set the record for most fouls committed with nine. Only Mbappe has taken more than 10 shots in both games, while Serbia’s goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic has made the most saves with 12.
Group A features matches between Ecuador and Senegal at Khalifa Stadium and the Netherlands and hosts Qatar at Al Bayt. Both Ecuador and the Dutch need just a tie to advance, but Senegal must win to guarantee themselves a spot.
In Group B, England played a “derby” match with Wales at Ahmad bin Ali, while Iran faced the US at Al Thumama. They just don’t need to lose by more than two goals to be sure to continue.
If Wales loses to England and Iran does not lose to the United States, Iran will play on. In order to enter the round of 16, the US must win against Iran, while Wales needs to win against England.
Ronaldo is excited after entering the 1/8 round
On his personal Instagram page, Cristiano Ronaldo wrote: “We have reached the round of 16 of the World Cup! Great play, brothers! Facing a big opponent, we have affirmed our strength and quality. Let’s go! We are fighting and the dream is still ahead. Be strong, Portugal.”
Belgian players fight each other
Kevin de Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen, and captain Eden Hazard are said to have argued, leading to a scuffle in the dressing room after their shock defeat to Morocco in the second leg of Group F last Saturday. Romelu Lukaku had to intervene, separating the hotheads from each other to avoid serious consequences.
After De Bruyne officially said that Belgium cannot win the title because the team is too old, Hazard echoed the same sentiments before Belgium’s game against Morocco, claiming that the Belgian midfielder is not nimble enough.
At this stage, anything can happen, so expect more excitement and thrills in the days to come!